Smart Arts presents Good Governance – Building the Framework

Smart Arts_FB_Profile 160x160-1Smart Arts presents ‘Good Governance – Building the Framework’, a tailored interactive workshop and training and consultation opportunity for local not for profit arts and cultural boards and committees, and the senior staff who support them.

Leadership of a not for profit board or committee can be incredibly rewarding but sometimes governance is difficult to navigate. This must-attend Smart Arts session is designed to support not for profit boards and committees to best govern and provide leadership to Newcastle’s thriving and dynamic creative sector.

Gail Easton of G Connection will deliver the ‘Good Governance – Building the Framework’ Workshop in May. Gail has diverse experience in non-government, local government and not for profit arenas with extensive knowledge and experience administering, coordinating and managing committees. Gail is aware of the issues voluntary committees face and in this workshop will touch on the importance of good governance and offer some practical tips on how to build your governance framework, compliance and reporting, financial reporting and stakeholder engagement.

Workshop participants will have the opportunity to offer feedback at the end of the workshop so future Smart Arts Governance and Leadership workshops are tailored to the needs of local arts boards and committees. G Connection also offers governance health checks and in-house workshops to review your organisation. For more information, come along to the workshop in May.

WHEN: Monday 25th May 2015

TIME: 5.15 for 5.30pm start – 7.30pm

WHERE: Lovett Gallery, Newcastle City Library, Laman St, Newcastle

ACCESS: Newcastle Region Library is an accessible venue via ramp, there is reserved parking on Laman St, an accessible bathroom on the ground floor and lift access to the Lovett Gallery located on the second floor.

INVESTMENT: $40 person plus $3.30 booking fee.

BOOKINGS: Via Eventbrite

Smart Arts is a series of events supporting the creative industries in Newcastle to be innovative, sustainable and dynamic. The series aims to provide business and professional skills development as well as networking and collaboration opportunities for the Hunter region’s emerging and established artists, creative practitioners, arts and cultural professionals, managers and leaders.  

The City of Newcastle initiated the Smart Arts brand and professional development opportunities for artists and arts organisations in 2008. Since then, over 15 workshops and information sessions have been delivered in response to local need.

In 2014/15, Smart Arts expanded into a three-way partnership between the City of Newcastle, Octapod and the Newcastle Business Centre, and utilises the established brand to facilitate a series of information sessions, Q&A panels and interactive functions as an investment in the skills of creative individuals and organisations, with a view to enhance Newcastle as a creative, culturally rich and vibrant community.